POWER OF GOD’S COVENANT IN STORMS OF LIFE

We are required to obey in faith God’s covenant, as God is committed to His covenant. We are children of Abraham, as like Abraham we put our trust in God, therefore we are set apart for God, made holy .We are required to obey God's word in faithfulness, remembering our redemption,  and to love whole heartedly

Isa.59:20-21 states -“The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the LORD. “As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the LORD was also quoted by the Apostle Paul in Romans 11:26-27 - and in this wayall Israel will be saved. As it is written:” The deliverer will come from Zion; he will turn godlessness away from Jacob. And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins. This indicated that the redeemer (Christ) will come to Zion and turn away ungodliness from Jacob to fulfil the covenant.

Falsehood motivated in the start of a covenant without truthfulness and faithfulness from on set does not hold a covenant blessing but attracts curses as revealed in

Jeremiah 11:2-4 “Listen to the terms of this covenant and tell them to the people of Judah and to those who live in Jerusalem. Tell them that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Cursed is the one who does not obey the terms of this covenant— the terms I commanded your ancestors when I brought them out of Egypt, out of the iron-smelting furnace.’ I said, ‘Obey me and do everything I command you, and you will be my people, and I will be your God.  

Examples of this are :

  • People who manipulate a man or a woman with love portion or demonic force into marriage and want to enjoy the covenant of marriage vows. Forgetting that the word of God said no man can put asunder what God has put together and not what self, evil priest or Satan has put together. God prevails in His time to set that man or woman free from such bondage.
  • People calling themselves to ministry and saying God called them. In no time God prevails and you begin to see the manifestation of who called them by the fruit they bear, as by their fruit you will know them.

Disobedience arises in the heart of man through greed, impatience, fear, pride and arrogance, unbelief and lack of love. All these can be seen in Jonah 1…. Leading to God controlling storms to get Jonah to come back in alignment to his command in verse 4…Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. 5 All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god. And they threw the cargo into the sea to lighten the ship.

Why did Jonah go the opposite direction? He probably thought he would be made fun of or sent out of town. Perhaps he would be physically beaten or even executed. After all, these were dangerous and wicked people as revealed in the book of

Nahum 3:1-4.
The prophet Nahum gives us some insight on what caused Jonah to go the other way…Woe to the city of blood, full of lies, full of plunder, never without victims! The crack of whips, the clatter of wheels, galloping horses and jolting chariots! Charging cavalry, flashing swords and glittering spears! Many casualties, piles of dead, bodies without number, people stumbling over the corpses—all because of the wanton lust of a harlot, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft ….

We are in an era of wickedness of high level that disobedience and falsehood is a way of life as Nineveh whose cruelty was known throughout the world. So Jonah held no compassion for Nineveh and frankly, Jonah hated them!  He did not want them blessed. They could be condemned forever as far as he was concerned. He had no desire to see these people turn from their sin. He wanted them to receive the judgment that they so richly deserved. So, he was not going to give them the opportunity to make it right with God. Jonah is chased and surrounded by God and awakened to the consequences of his disobedience ….. His rebellion, as with most rebellions, is not a private affair as some of the storms of life we go through. His act has put innocent people’ lives in a compromising position and accepts personal responsibility in

Jonah 1:11-13

The sea was getting rougher and rougher. So they asked him, “What should we do to you to make the sea calm down for us?”  “Pick me up and throw me into the sea,” he replied, “and it will become calm. I know that it is my fault that this great storm has come upon you.” Instead, the men did their best to row back to land. But they could not, for the sea grew even wilder than before.

How many people admits they are the cause of the storm in their household because of their disobedient act or their enslaving of a soul in bondage of marriage that was a falsehood from the start as Jonah admitted it is his fault God is controlling the storm. He did not shy away from giving testimony of the truth though trying to resign his commission, but he could not change his heart. He was the prophet of the Creator God and he learnt that his actions affected more than himself. Can you see yourself as Jonah as his resistance continued, to the point he rather die than do God’s will. Is the Lord telling you to wait for His rightful man or woman for you, but because you feel time is against you or you are left amongst your friends or siblings that you are encaging another soul by all means in a falsehood of marriage from the start? Are you going into ministry when God has not asked you to because you feel it’s a means of making money or bewitching people with your manipulating power and is your act putting innocent people’ lives in a compromising position in your self made ministry or are children now involved in this marriage of falsehood from the start ? … Beware as God will release a storm to vindicate His covenant word, for no one can alter, deter God’s covenant word and only He prevails in the life of His children, for He will unveil the evil veil of falsehood and set the enslaved free, this is one of the reasons there is a high level of divorce and disgrace of certain ministers today – covenant curse of falsehood as God was not involved in it from the start.

You can see that Jonah has become so hardened, he doesn’t even pray. He won’t even run any longer but asking to be thrown in the sea…because Nineveh is not where he was going. Whether he liked it or not, God will prevail and others watching God’s pursuit to vindicate His covenant against your falsehood will learn and fear God. A lot of people are the cause of ailments in their lives because they live in falsehood from the start and are disobedient to God’s covenant. Whatever you do in the dark shall be heard in the roof top in fullness of time, for God can not be mocked. Remember that God’s presence is unseen, but it is more real than life itself. He is omnipotent- nothing he cannot do. He is omniscient - knows everything. He is omnipresent.- everywhere.WE CANNOT ESCAPE GOD - God is here with us right now and everywhere we go. God accepts us as we are, but He loves us too much to leave us that way so gives us second chances …..…retract from falsehood and disobedience by making amends before God show you up himself.

Beloved,You see, the Lord who can calm the troubled waters of your life is the same Lord who can stir them up to a great storm. if you persist in disobedience, God gets rougher and awakes you to see the consequences of your actions as we can not go where God is not, or did not send us.

·         Reflect on your ways? Are you running from God by doing your own will?

·         So, do you have a Nineveh -  a place God is sending you, but you are not going?

·         Is there something God has for you and you are refusing it?

Be encouraged to take the time today to turn around and Run with God…for when we do His will, we find no greater joy that can be found being His companion, His co-worker and His friend and above all His beloved child.

                                                         By

                                     Rev Sophy Wahab @ 13/07/11

 

Good morning Holy Spirit ! the Voice for God,

Good morning Holy Spirit ! the Voice for God,
A Person , co -eternal communion amongst the trinity
Personality with a mind that searches hearts,
And intercedes on my behalf
Personality with a will of Emotions that gives joy;
grieves when rebelled against,turns to an enemy for vindication.

Holy Spirit my Teacher, Comforter and helper,
My Strength and Encourager in journey of life.
Revealer of Truth - hidden and what's yet to come.
My Sanctifier, who Searches the Deep Things of God.
My Witness and Testifier as Testifier of Christ:

You can never be mocked ; Convicts of guilt and sin.
You Forbids unclean territories;exposes lies and deception.
You are resisted by uncircumcised hearts and ears,
When Blasphemed against can never be forgiven by God;
You can be Quenched by unrighteousness.

Holy Spirit, a reminder of God instilled within;the ever-present
Reminder to God's children of the Truth of Whom they are,
Reminder of God's Love ,speaker of Truth and sure restorer;
My Reality in every moment of validation to the hidden;
My constant proof of what I have always known .
My Resource, my Companion, and reassurance to still small voice.

Welcome to your indwelling place that makes me unique through you;
That makes me Untouchable; a terrorist to Satan & his kingdom,
And brings Fearful dread to Satan Co-Horts.
Reignite within me with unquenchable burning that brings supernatural ;
That leads me to a continuous victorious living in Christ Jesus.
In holy laughter I daily worship you and adore your presence;
Holy Spirit! I love you and love your unfathomable ways
Of this I testify indelibly forever and ever.

By Rev Sophy Wahab (c) 24/04/13